Art students inspired by Picasso and Braque

AKS art students Georgia-Jo Powell, Annabel Counsell, Jason Kurtis, Sam Baines, Arianne Foulds, Eleanor Garstang and Olivia Fagon-Weston.'Front Row James Cowburn, Kamran Iqbal, Isacc Eastham and Annabel Bowker show off their work

AKS art students Georgia-Jo Powell, Annabel Counsell, Jason Kurtis, Sam Baines, Arianne Foulds, Eleanor Garstang and Olivia Fagon-Weston.'Front Row James Cowburn, Kamran Iqbal, Isacc Eastham and Annabel Bowker show off their work

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ART students have been the envy of their peers after creating abstract artwork to display in school.

The Year Eight AKS pupils have been studying Cubism this term and have used paint, photography and mixed-media for their own creations.

Their work, inspired by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, has had a lot of attention from Year 7 and 9 pupils too after being displayed around the school.

Tasked with creating colourful 3D artwork the work proved popular with teenagers working collaboratively.

Teacher Hayley Caunce: “The students found this task exciting, particularly due to the large scale of the artwork and through working with a partner.

“The three-dimensional figures have been created using recycled boxes, papier-mâché, coloured card and paint and have several different faces captured on each figure, observed by viewers’ as they walk around the sculptures.”

The class learned about the history of Cubism and its influences before taking other’s work as inspiration to make large pieces.

Georgia-Jo Powell, 12, said: “I enjoyed working with my friend Annabel as we produced our figure together.

“We found the work by Cubist Artists very interesting and were inspired by the way they distorted their subject, but it was good to work freely rather than just copy the artist’s work and I was pleased to have the opportunity to produce three-dimensional work and to use bright colours”.

James Cowburn, 13, said: “Cubist artists liked to show multiple viewpoints at the same time so we tried to include this idea by cutting and layering angular shapes from coloured card to create this effect.

“This was a fun project and I’m pleased with the result”.

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